The importance of a heartbeat can be understood by the fact that most life or death situations are expressed by phrases that use the word heartbeat. So whether you “skipped a heartbeat” due to a sudden fear or took a decision “in a heartbeat”, the one thing you need is a naturally beating healthy and happy heart!
What happens when this all important heartbeat becomes irregular? It becomes a medical condition called Arrhythmia. Whether the heartbeat is too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia), the result is always bad and may even prove to be fatal. So while your heart beating faster looking at the love of your life is good for a few seconds, anything beyond that can be dangerous.
How are these conditions treated? Like many other advancements, the field of medicine has a solution for even these problems. The implantable devices like Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy – Defibrillator (CRT-D) devices help in monitoring and correcting different types of arrhythmia. Let us take a look at what each of these devices is and what it does.
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All these devices are life-saving and become a part of the lifestyle after pacemaker implantation which is also called heart pacemaker surgery. But, special care needs to be taken to ensure their proper functioning.